Like a good whiskey, Jones Creek blends tastes and tones from it's member's diverse origins. The Creek smacks you right in the face with a dirty, outlaw-style southern rock but then sneaks in the smoother sensibilities of country when you least expect it.
It all started in early 2017, 30 miles north of Boston in a magical land called Gloucester. The band formed when song writer Brian Tarr (lead vocals, guitar) teamed up with Marc Bona (bass, backing vocals) and Adam Barker (drums) and started toying around with their soon-to-be "no-nonsense" style rock sound. The only thing missing was a hint of danger -- enter Jimmy Bez. That very October they added their final member, Jimmy Bezreh (lead guitar) to complete the band's comprehensive badassery.
We dare you to hate it, but we encourage you to just let the Jones Creek wash over you. Best enjoyed around bonfires on the beach, as the first song you crank as your screech out of the work parking lot, or (our favorite) with the crack team of weirdos we're all spending our lives with, friends and family.
About 17 miles north of Boston, award-winning 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of nearby parking (see map).
In April 2017, after 4 years of presenting over a hundred shows at Beverly's Larcom Theatre (featuring Grammy-winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and platinum recording artist), gimmeLIVE's owners Peter and Vickie Van Ness, transformed 9 Wallis into the most intimate, elegant, fully air conditioned listening room north of Boston with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service offering fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring local distilleries and all-natural juices) and top-shelf spirits.
In August 2018, Peter and Vickie were presented with the Boston Blues Society's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for their work at 9 Wallis.
Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting.
There is plenty of nearby parking at 7 lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. Lots are 25 Cents/Hour (see map). Street parking is more. All parking is FREE after 8pm and on Sundays.